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>> abe will meet executives of the ruling party on tuesday and meet the leader to get his approval for a snap election and putting off the tax increase. opposition parties say the opposition policy has failed. the campaign for the lower house election is expected to start december 2nd. the election will likely take police december 14th. medical authorities in the united states say a second person in the country has died
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of ebola. he was a doctor who contract ed the virus in sierra leone. he died on monday in the state of nebraska. >> he arrive d in very critical condition. in spite of that, we had nurses and doctors working literally around the clock trying to reverse his condition, but were unable to do so. >> he was 44 years old. he had permanent residency in the u.s. and had been working in freetown. he arrived at the nebraska medical center on saturday. doctors said they gave him a transfusion of plasma from patients who had survived e bbo and gave him an experimental drug. doctors say the case serves as a reminder of the need to begin treatment of patients as soon as possible. eight others in the u.s. have survived the disease. officials in washington want to do more to keep ebola out of the u.s. they've ordered new screening measures for travelers arriving from mali.
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visitors will be required to report their temperatures every day for three weeks. travelers from againy, liberia and sierra leone are already subject to the screening. authorities at the w.h.o. say the number of cases in mali is on the rise. at least four there have died of the disease. there are no direct flights between mali and the u.s., but 15 to 20 travelers rooif each day on connecting flights. authorities in burkeinafaso is have declared -- following a military coup last month. he has served as foreign minister and ambassador to the united nations. a special panel appointed him on monday. he will name a new prime minister who will in turn assemble a cabinet. protests against former president blase led him to resign last month.
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he had been in office for 27 years. his resignation was followed by a military coup. but members of the public and opposition parties staged rallies protesting military intervention. neighboring countries mediated talks between the military and the opposition. the two sides agreed to set up a transitional government and hold an election in november of next year. blue fin tuna stocks in the atlantic are showing signs of improvement. the board will race the catch limit next year. the decision was made on monday at the annual meeting of the international commission for the conservation of atlantic tunas or icat in genoa, italy. they agreed to increase the
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quota from 2015 through 2017. the increases were supported by the european union, which was reluctant to approve larger catches. earlier this month, scientists compiled a report saying stocks of tuna in the atlantic were improved, but the story in the pacific is much different. officials from conservative vegas group have added the pacific blue fin tuna to the risk of species at risk of extinction. >> officials with the international union for the conversation of nature released their latest list of threatened species. they say the population of blue fin tuna in the pacific is declining. experts made up a list by divided animals and plants into eight categories. and they moved the pacific blue fin tuna up by two notches from least concerned to vulnerable.
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the authors of the report say the species is extensively targeted by the fishing industry for the sushi and sushina markets predominantly in asia. they say most of the fish caught are juveniles. and haven't yet had a chance to reproduce. and they say the population is estimated to have declined by up to 33% over the past two decades. the city of iki in western japan is known for its traditional single-line fishing of the tuna. and local fishermen say the situation is very harsh. >> translator: i've kind of predicted it. we don't see schools of tuna anymore. there used to be bunches of the fish.
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but the number has been declining year by year. >> reporter: the international community has been discussing ways to protect tuna and other marine resources. some participants of the wildlife convention four years ago proposed an all-out ban on bluefin tuna in the atlantic. their proposal was rejected. but officials in the tuna catching nations are now becoming more aware the trade will be restricted if they do not impose a stricter management system. some in pacific nations have agreed to cut the catches by up to half of the current haul starting next year. the list is not legally binding, but observers warn that the world's largest consumer, japan, may face increasing international pressure to take strict preservation measures. nhk world. people in indonesia are finding prices at the gasoline stand have soared overnight.
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we have more from the business desk. what's going on here? zbr indonesia may be the biggest economy in southeast asia, but hasn't been as -- in japan for example, or north america, so to change that, government officials -- and now that are more drivers, the president says he wants to use that for other things. he raised the government subsidized petrol price overnight by more than 30% and says this will save nearly $10 billion that will be better spent elsewhere. people in indonesia have been benefitting from lower fuel prices for years, but government officials say the it has made the currencies too expensive. globally though, oil prices are falling and the people at a major u.s. drilling firm worry tumbles prices will hit their
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profit. halliburton plans to become more competitive by acquiring one of their biggest rivals. the executives run the second biggest oil services company in the u.s. they say they'll pay almost 35 billion to acquire baker hughes. last year, the firms brought in a combined revenue of nearly 2. billion. both companies have benefitted from an increased. they're struggling for the impact of tumbling oil prices. many predict there will be more comebacks. now, let's check on markets. tokyo share prices are showing a stronger -- monday's fall of nearly 3%. many are hunting for bargain stocks. the nikkei currently trading higher by more than 300 points.
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analysts say many investors are relieved to see the shock of japan's weak gdp did not spread to other economies. on to currencies now, they're gettinging back their appetite for risk and are buying back the dollar against the yen and that is after the pair showed volatile trading on monday and the euro is trading lower against major currencies. mario draghi mentioned the possibility of further monetary easing including bond buying. and let's see what's happening on other r markets in the region. south korea's kospi trading higher and in australia, we're seeing the benchmark trading basically flat this morning. 5,413. executives at honda are showing off a prototype of a new
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environmentally friendly car. they say their vehicle is roomier and more advanced and advanced than previous models. the exec tytives hope the finished version of the car in 2016. they say the fuel cell is smaller than usual and is mounted under the hoot hood, so there's space in the car for five. the car can drive more than 700 kilometers when the hydrogen tank is full. they put back the release date by about three months so they can run more safety checks. >> translator: we decided to delay is release so we can make sure the final version is as sophisticated as possible. it's my hope fuel cell vehicles will be everywhere by 2030. >> people at toyota are announcing prices and dates for their models on tuesday b and those at nissan are developing a fuel cell car they hope to
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release in 2017. toray industries have has agreed on a major deal to supply carbon fiber to boeing. the contract is worth more than 1 trillion yen or about $8.6 billion. toray president said his company will provide the carbon fiber for the boeing's 777 x passenger jet in addition to the 787 dream liner. he said the firm will include its current supply deal which was to end in 2016, to last more than ten years from this year. they are spending more than $800 billion to build a new carbon fiber plant in the u.s. to meet demand from aircraft makers t. two companies also signed an agreement for next generation aircraft. that's the latest this hour. i'll leave you with a check on markets.
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every morning, investors turn their attention to ace. the tokyo market leads the way and markets around the world follow. >> to the companies at the forefront of change. >> up to the minute market reports. >> and analysis by specialists
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from around the world. >> get all the latest business news in insight every day here on "newsline." the new international school in japan are looking to -- the next generation of trail blazers. teaching the pupils that leaders aren't born. they're created. . >> he is on a mission to nurture leaders. to do this, it makes full use of the diversity of his student body. in the social studies class, classmates learn about other countries from each other. today's topic is global refugees. >> for example, the northern part of smally, where i lived,
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there are teenage people like me who usually have to immigrate from there to european countries for -- >> well, in 2011, had a big flood, but the government couldn't deal with it and people died. they have to move. >> 49 students entered the boarding school in its first year. they come from 15 countries and regions. they're nationalities are varied and so are their social backgrounds. 50% of the students are on scholarships funded by donors. >> good morning. >> komar in nepal, is one of them. he spent his early life in the mountainous region where education is not sufficient.
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when we wanted to continue his studies, he found out about the isaac scholarship program. he's determined to make the most of his chance. >> the countries that have education and countries that don't have that much education, there's a really huge difference and with education, you also come to understand a lot of things. so, if i can take that back to nepal, it will be really cool. >> isaac's founder is lean kobayashi. it all started during her time at unicef when she worked on the education problems of street children. >> i saw an immense disparity in society. lots of corruption. why we -- this age people unless we educate the leaders or change makers at the same time, we
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cannot you know, solve the root cause. >> she says leaders need to identify issues and solve them through cooperation. she believes it's a skill that can be taught using real life problems. doing life for example can be a bridging ground for discontent. especially in the kitchen. students may clash over cleaning and garbage rules and the roster. the home economics teacher used their complaints at a learning opportunity. the class compiled a list of all the b problems. >> bigger fridge is lack of space. >> the problems that i saw was stealing food. >> then the kids worked together on ways to reduce the friction. >> like when we talk with each other, each person gives an idea
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and from that idea, we can build and like kind of merge those ideas to create something better. >> only two months since the opening of the school, it's ideology is already taking root. >> i really do believe that we can change the asia because a single guy cannot -- it's too big for a single guy to change, but there are a lot of us and so, we each do our own part and i think we can do it. >> the students now have the opportunity to prove that what works in the classroom can also be effective across the globe. officials in charge of
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decommissioning the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant have another b problem. they say a barrier designed to prevent radioactive water from entering tunnels under the complex may not be doing its job. engineers want to remove highly radioactive water from the tunnels and fill them with concrete. the aim is to prevent the water from leaking into the soil, but the barrier is not holding back the water. workers on monday removed 200,000 liters. officials concluded more water was likely interring the tunnels from the reactor building than was being pumped out. they were krped about possibly contaminated ground water, so they came up with a plan to fill tunnels with cement before they were drained. officials say workers will have to do this carefully to prevent contaminated water from
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overflowing. a governor of fukushima is calling on the central government to work closely with local officials in rebuilding efforts. he took office last week -- met on monday with the environment minist minister. they discussed the plan to bring fallout to sites in the prefecture. two towns near the plant are intermediate storage facilities. >> difficult challenges may be lying ahead of us. i hope we can work together to overcome those difficulties. >> the most important thing is to maintain close communication among firnls firnls of the government, prefecture, municipalities and landowners. >> officials in tokyo plan to start transporting the waste in january. he also met the industry minister.
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he said major challenges remain in scrapping the reactors and managing the contaminated waste water. he asked the central government to leave the decommissioning work and reconstruction efforts in fukushima. he said all reactors in the prefecture should be shut down and said they must include those which are not severely damaged by the quake and tsunami. coast guard officials in japan say many of the chinese fishing boats they suspect of poaching coral in japanese waters have left. they estimate there were 200 boats in the area, but that number has dropped below 60. coast guard krees spotted 58 boots on sunday about 1,000 clom fers south of tokyo. they sent out warnings to stay away from the japanese islands. since september, chinese ships have been spotted multiple times near the islands. jewelry and other items made
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from red coral fetch high prices in china. coast guard officials arrested two chinese captains in another area. patrol crews spotted two vessels flying chinese flanks about 33 kilometers west southwest of came noma in southwestern japan. officials say the captains admitted they were collecting coral. they arrested them on suspicious of operating illegally in japanese waters. they say each of the ships had a crew of seven and they were transferred with the captain to a port for questioning. it is time now for a check of the weather. people across eastern areas of the u.s. are dealing with severe weather conditions. residents and travelers are seeing heavy snow and wind conditions. robert speta has more. >> let's start off talking about what is going on here. especially for those of you who have travel plans across the eastern u.s. it is going to be a slow go at the very least.
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towards the south, we're seeing thunderstorms, a few tornado watches still in effect in florida through north carolina in total. four tornados have been reported here. two in louisiana on your monday. one into mississippi and another one over towards georgia. conditi conditions along the eastern sea board will be improving through tuesday and over towards wednesday. especially out here towards the northeast because boo washington, into new york, i know a lot of you plan on flying, there have been significant delays. in washington, d.c., total ground stop for a few hours here on monday. definitely a lot of travelers being held up because of this. now, as you can see here, this goes off toward the east. we have that snowfall across the great lakes and the problem is this is going to be very isolated bands, coming down.
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typical lake effect, some area -- and then looking at whiteout conditions. this is your three-day forecast. in buffalo, new york, temperatures on the chilly side, but you're looking at snowfall on thursday. towards the eastern sea boards, once the system itself moves away, we're going to be seeing sunny skies. it is still going to be chilly out here. still want to have a jacket because it's not just off towards the east. winnipeg -- atlanta, just 2 degrees -- almost at 6 degrees there. move over toward europe. for several weeks now, last 24
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hours, you've seen rain, 60 to 70 millimeters in a 24-hour period. it's also severe weather threat. we've been seeing reports of large hail, still have the threat of more rainfall, even tornados toward france. a waterspout was reported here. and still is that threat as we look ahead through the rest of your tuesday. now, this low itself, it is going to move towards the east. this one's going to taper off and this one is going to bring rough weather, but i think the next big topic is coming in off the atlantic. that is going to bling blustery concerns to parts of portugal to spain. moscow, minus 3 there for your high. on the chilly side. eastern asia, pop ups going on in china. really the big thing here -- you get this high, it starts to drip down towards the south.
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we call it in -- parts of the southern -- just gave you the tight pressure gradient and then still have the rain showers across parts of taiwan -- there into southeast asia.
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that wraps up this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us. xnóx
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